Casuarina Coastal Reserve

 
Casuarina Coastal Reserve
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Address

Casuarina Coastal Reserve
Trower Road Coastal strip between Rapid Creek mouth and Buffalo Creek
Casuarina
Darwin 0810
Northern Territory
Phone: 08 8999 4555
Fax: 08 8999 4558
Website: www.nretas.nt.gov.au/national-parks-and-reserves/parks/find/casuarina


Casuarina Coastal Reserve Information

Casuarina Coastal Reserve protects a large coastal area in Darwin's northern suburbs. The reserve is popular for its white sandy beaches, shady picnic areas, cycle paths and wildlife. World War II artillery observation posts are a reminder of the area's wartime involvement.

Located between the mouth of Rapid Creek and Buffalo Creek, the 1500-hectare reserve includes 8 kilometres of sandy beaches fringed by Casuarina trees and dramatic sandstone cliffs. Behind the beaches and dunes are mangroves, monsoon vine thickets and paperbark forests. Barbecues, tables and shade make the area a popular picnic spot. Enjoy a stroll on the beach or along the track to Sandfly Creek. Birdwatchers come to see ospreys, kites, red-tailed black-cockatoos, cormorants and gulls along the dunes or soaring overhead.

The Larrakia people speak for this area and maintain links with the land. Its sacred and significant sites include Dariba Nunggalinya (Old Man Rock), which is visible at low tide from Dripstone Cliffs lookout. Although fishing is permitted, disturbing the rock in any way or the removal of shellfish at this site is prohibited.


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